Ah yes folks with the year ending and a new ones beginning that means it’s time for some of that “best of” and behind the scenes stuff. Since last years behind the scenes post was so popular I thought I must do one from the 2009 season. This is a long post and has lots of images. I couldn’t narrow them down, so why not share all my favs? There is 54 images below this test. It’s crazy right? So what? They’re all fun images. I’d love to thank all my 2009 blog stalkers and would love to hear more from you all in the comment box below. Don’t be shy, I don’t bite. But back to all the followers… Thanks sooo much for coming back often, looking, sharing with others and I know we’ll be giving you all some awesome stuff for the 2010 season. In fact, I promise! Happy New Year ya’ll. See ya next year!

Enjoy, leave love,

I’ll try to do these in chronological order beginning back in April when the season kicked into full speed…..

This is a typical reaction I might do if the last thing I shot really was awesome.

Throughout this post you’ll see a lot of these “the making of” images.. Me and Al Woodard shooting some awesome shots of the famous Jaimee & Sean’s wedding.

This one’s special to me since it was the first bride & groom I’ve ever asked to sit on the ground without any sheets, blankets tarps etc… I just said “trust me Jess…” and their images rocked. Shortly after this bride sitting on the bridge shot you might have noticed a trend popping up throughout the local wedding scene of brides and grooms sitting on bridge / ground / field. I know for certain it’s become a staple in my arsenal of images….. And YES brides, you can tell me no.

The result..

This is just funny.

I just love the look on the brides face when my lovely and talented fiance Kris Ann was showing her bouquet for the first time. More than that though, look at the joy in Kris Ann’s face knowing she’s sending a satisfied bride down the aisle.

Remember that shoot at Saratoga Race Track? Anthony might try and front but that guard was making him nervous. Jivon would back me up.

Remember that shoot I did in Fenway Park? Did I mention I was scuffing my Frye’s all over this dugout? Hope John Henry doesn’t read my blog.

Just after I took this shot they took their hats off…

And look where they put them! I thought it was totally fitting seeing how their season ended with PapleBUM! I’m sorry but as a Yankee fan I needed to get my dig in.. 27 baby!

Me & Pops taking a break…

A little directing going on here… I just like this shot..

“The making of” a ring shot in a hotel room.

Another “the making of” shot..

Pop’s and I will often meet up at the reception location before a wedding. At this one I was elected to drive and I title this one “Where’s the brides house?”.

I bet I could have got them to sit on these yellow lines if not for the 55mph motorists on the road. This “the making of” is pretty neat.

“The making of” one of many images of Kristin on her wedding day.

“The making of” a standard shoe/dress shot. Jivon’s bedroom had easily the best light ever.

In Jivon’s fathers museum I mean garage. Big Joe was in love with all the Corvettes in there.

I like this shot because I know I just shot some of my favorite images from the 2009 season. It’s just has a cool look to it. Big Joe’s always been awesome with those super wide angle shots and I think this is one is a standard “Big Joe shot”.

This is me saying to myself… “I wonder what size Kris Ann is?” I was caught in the act jacking some flip flops.

When I shot this image of my pops I told him all that was missing was a big “E” off to the left.
Music Man Mike Garrasi chilling with Big Joe who is clearly snacking on a roll or crackers or something yummy from Angelo’s pantry.

Typical, we’re ready, they’re not.

Big Joe looking all cool like he’s part of the wedding party or something.

“The making of” the get a little closer shot.

In Congress Park during wedding season on a Saturday you’d be amazed how many wedding partys come thru and sometimes you run into other photogs.. My buddy Alisha Clark clearly taking a break with cola in hand.

Sometimes I just can’t find him when we’re working.

“The making of” the guys shot in front of the greatest looking church in all of Saratoga.

“The making of” an in your face bride portrait.

Who say’s I can’t do a bling shot? This awesome “bling” was a napkin ring holder or something I found.. haha cool right?

The Franklin Plaza mirror. I know every photographer who’s shot there has at some point in time done this… I especially like the hat on the tall guy. Something looks funny there.

Another mirror shot….

“The making of” one of my favorite images from Sarah & Ben’s awesome October wedding..

Photo by Mayor Jennings.. You can count on him jacking one of our cameras at any given event. He must only shoot Canon Pops.

Having a serious chat with wedding planner Katie O‘… probably sounded like this. JP: “So we’re running behind?” Katie O’: “Yeah but only 15 mins.” In Katies defense I’m certain it was not her doing for a slightly delayed start. Here’s a news flash folks… nothing ever runs on time, not weddings.

So the girls were not ready and I went to the guys room and got this awesome ring shot.

Then Al & I waited for the guys and goofed off..

Another “the making of” the guys shot..

One of my fav’s of Big Joe in action… the light is just sweet.

Stop! Mirror time! This woman’s clearly watching herself walk. Everyone does at the Hall of Springs.

Another “the making of” a really awesome ring shot.

When you both work in the wedding biz this is how you spend your quality time together..

“The making of “my favorite shoe shot this season.

Me & the famous Alayne of Make Me Fabulous.

Just for the record… I’ve been meaning to address this. Its Al Woodard, not Al WoodWard! One “W” in the last name. Everyone gets that wrong and it drives me crazy. Al on the other hand just laughs.

Classic HOS mirror shot.

“The making of” the “squat shot” or to sound better the crouching shot. This was coined by a popular west coast shooter [b]ecker I give props to the originator.

“The making of” I just love the light in this image. Thanks to our assistant Kat for bumping it back at em’

Kat likes pumpkins lol! They were actually sticky haha.

On day three of a three wedding weekend I might make this face. This is my “are we ready?” look.

Lexie likes to blog too! Seriously this is the messiest you’ll ever see my office. The fall kicked my butt.
Diane of Video Craft and myself mirroring it up in the casino.

And with this image I think we’re up to date! See ya next year!

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  1. So fun!!! I came across your blog today and I’m amazed! I love the variety of lenses that you use in your photo shoots and the quality of the pictures. I wish I had found you guys earlier, to take my Wedding photos. 🙂 Do you mind me asking what camera you use? They are simply AMAZING!!!

  2. Not sure how I happened upon your blog, but I’m glad I did! This post of pics was delightful to see 🙂 Thanks!

  3. It was so fun to see all these pictures!! I love that Bill and I are class of 2009 newlyweds – so cute 😉 Your work is amazing and I can hardly wait to put it all together in our album. Our wedding day was a dream come true and we (ok, I) get to re-live it every time I look at our gorgeous pictures. Thank you so much!

  4. I love all of these! Your work blows me away with every post. I can’t wait until I’m planning my own big events and can hire you instead of blog stalk you 🙂

  5. your work continues to superseed all your competitors! congrats on creating such a great reputation for yourselves..i will for sure keep rocking your name to all my family and friends…Joe Elariophotography you guys rock! Congrats – may 2010 bring you much happiness, good health, fortune and success… (maybe fine wine, awesome time pieces, coture clothing etc) 🙂

  6. Always love your work, Joe! Looks like a great year for you and your dad…wishing you a great 2010 too!

  7. What amazing shots! It’s so fun to see the behind the scenes action! Can’t wait to see more and simply can’t wait for 06/18/2010! Think we need an engagement shoot soon too 🙂

  8. alright, since I’ve been stalking your sight for this past year, I thought I’d finally post a comment!! Thanks so much for the beautiful work you do. You are truly inspiring! I LOVE looking at all the fabulous brides and grooms you shoot! I tell every photographer I know about your sight. – just wonderful – thanks!

  9. Wow!! This is an amazing post! What a great showcase of the past year! Beautiful, Beautiful!

  10. Congrats to you both on a beautiful and wonderful 2009 that you captured for so many lucky people! Jerome and I count ourselves among them! May your enthusiasm and beautiful images continue to bring happiness and joy to all those that see them! Happy 2010….may you have continued success!

  11. Man, those pumpkins were shiny. . . this brought back some really great moments for us – what beautiful work you do!

  12. Ah Man! What a smoki’n year 2009 was! Lots of outstanding couples, tons of killer shots. I’d like to thank every single Bride and Groom who allowed me to be an important part of their event. I also want to say a huge “THANK YOU” to these two EXTREMELY TALENTED GENTLEMEN for being so supportive over the years. I consider it an honor to work so often and so closely with two of the best photographers in the country . A Blessed and Happy New Year to All! AL “WoodWard”… aaah, I meant – Woodard.

  13. The Lexi shot is so freakin’ adorable! Love it! All the others are great too. The “Get in a Little Closer” shot brought me back to our wedding and Sara & Matt’s wedding… That’s a signature JP move with the arms. Happy New Year to you and Dad. We have a reason to see you in Spring of 2010, soon after your own wedding. Ready to shoot another baby? We’ll be in touch.

  14. Love it, love it, love it. Can’t wait for more “best ofs”! Big Joe, that picture of you in the stalks should totally make the office wall!

  15. Congratulations J E Photography. Your ability to remain cutting edge in these times is evident. It is also a reflection of solid team work, artistry, professionalism and more importantly “loving what you do”. You both are “Rock Stars” in your own industry and back yard. On behalf of all future brides, grooms and their families, keep up the good work, stay grounded and best wishes for a terrific 2010. Looking forward to getting engaged..:-)

  16. For the record… you put those Sox hats by the garbage and I immediately picked mine up and dusted it off. Papelbon is a bum, but you guys are not. GREAT work! Can’t wait for 8/7/10!

  17. Joe & Big Joe, These pics are so awesome. I love the corn stalk one….it is very cool. I am honored to be a part of the 2009 recap and can’t wait to make it again in 2010! 😉 You guys are awesome. Wishing you a sparkle filled New Year.
    Katie O’

  18. Hey JP and Big Joe, you guys rock… miss working with you / chattin over dinner break.

    Hope you and yours have a good Holiday… see you in 2010. Much love from my wife and I.

  19. Wow . . . the end of 2009 , a special Thank You to all the Bride’s & all the Groom’s – Their families as well . A Thank You as well to all the wonderful PROFESSIONAL vendors we meet & work with every week , some maybe just once in a year & others a multitude of times – real experienced professional’s are what make wedding days move along so smoothly . Risking your photo/video-images to someone you meet with . . at the local Starbuck’s or D.Donuts – owns one camera & a business card & laptop . . is very “risky business” .
    So looking back not only at 2009 but another complete decade – ten years ago when our biggest worry was Y2K . . wow what we have all have learned – we certainly were not able to “blog’ our work back then – back then when “word of mouth” & reputation were as important as it remains today , THANK YOU ALL . JM E

  20. Wonderful! Love the cornstalk shot! Probably my favorite, with the “Another mirror shot” running a close second. wink.

  21. Of course all the photos here are great ! Look who the “artists” are . These guys are the BEST of the BEST, oh yeah you too “AL”……No one else can compare…..Love you……MOM and I forgot to mention how handsome that “JP” is………..

  22. wow, got some good photos. its nice to see the environment sometimes in which you shoot in. Im lovin the lexie shot. haha. keep up the good work. hopefully 2010 I’ll have our blog up and you can check out our photos. take it easy jp. happy new year

  23. I am a silent blog stalker for years now, I admit it! I love these behind the scenes shots though. The “E”‘s photography just keeps getting better and more amazing every year. Can’t wait to see 2010!

  24. Oh wait and I do recognize that shot of you and alayne from my hotel room 😀

    and I should give props to the lexie shot. She is so stinkin’ cute!!!!

  25. Awesome 🙂 Love the behind the scenes!! Clearly, can’t choose my favorite from all that though!!!!! Awesome. 🙂

    Oh although I do really like the one of your dad hiding in the cornstalks 🙂